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Hornets rally past Trojans, 12-7

Honesdale and Nanticoke saved all the scoring for the fourth quarter of their Friday night non-league football game.

And, for the second time this season, Honesdale freshman quarterback Aiden Collins and Kage Southerton saved their winning pass connection for a fourth-down situation late in the game, on the road.

Collins hit Southerton with a 61-yard touchdown pass with 1:46 remaining to lift Honesdale to the 12-7 victory.

Both teams are now 3-6. One of the previous two Honesdale wins came when Southerton pulled in a Collins pass in the final minute at Abington Heights.

Collins, Southerton and Connor Schmitt all had 100-yard games to help the Hornets gain 390 yards on a night when they were still being shut out until the last seven minutes.

Schmitt carried 19 times for 173 yards, including the 13-yard touchdown with 6:36 left after Nanticoke had moved ahead early in the fourth quarter.

The Hornets, however, missed the extra point, leaving the Trojans in front, 7-6.

Collins and Southerton took care of that. Collins finished 10-for-20 for 166 yards. Southerton had 8 of the catches for 140 yards.

Payton Keep also ran for more than 100 yards for Nanticoke, but the Trojans did not score until Zach Fox hit Jaylin Collins with a 69-yard, halfback option pass with 8:57 left.



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